Hotel Different Drummer
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Refurbishment Notice

Please note The Wine Bar and Hotel Different Drummer are both currently closed for refurbishment until early 2019.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to presenting our new look!

If you have any questions please contact us using our contact pages.
+44 (0)1908 566522

First documented evidence in 1470 as a hostelry known as 'The Swan' and in business as 'The Swan with Two Necks' in 1609.
Richard III held the unfortunate Little Princes here before they were transported to the Tower of London to meet their final fate in 1483
First mentioned as a possession of Bradwell Priory in 1526
The elegant Georgian stone façade remains unchanged from 1743, after the great fire of Stony Stratford
1982 changed its name to the 'Different Drummer'

Different Drummer Hotel

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Known as 'The Swan with Two Necks' until 1982, this inn has a noble history dating back to 1476 in historical annals. Transformed by the Keswani family into a superbly furnished hotel, The Different Drummer blends refinements of the present with an aura of the past.

Maintaining the traditions of a town distinguished by its hospitality and beautifully preserved coaching hostelries, the Hotel Different Drummer is an 'inn of modern happiness'. Travelers of bygone eras would marvel at the luxury of en-suite bathrooms, fitted carpets, central heating, and colour television with satellite channels in their rooms. And while although guest rooms have been designed with the present-day visitor in mind, the proprietors have taken care to maintain the building's long and rich history. The elegant Georgian fašade remains unchanged from 1743, when it was replaced after the great fire of Stony Stratford; the old stables still exist and fine antique furniture graces the rooms.

The hotel boasts 19 en-suite guest rooms and two fine dining restaurants. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious meal prepared in the modern and chic setting of Vine Wine Bar.